Religious Ceremonies

Catholic & Protestant ceremonies in Italy

A Catholic Ceremony can only be held in a consecrated space, that means inside a Church or in a sanctified private Chapel. There are always some exceptions as in Italy there are a few locations that have an external Consecrated floor.

As for the Civil wedding, also for the Catholic Celebration multiple documents need to be presented: Baptism certificate, Confirmation certificate, certificate of attendance of Pre-Cana course, and ‘Permission of mixed religions’ in case one of the Spouses is not catholic. The ceremony usually takes around one hour and can be held in Italian, and translated by an interpreter, or by an English (or any other language) speaking priest.

In Italy, Protestant Ceremonies can be arranged at Protestant Churches, romantic castles, renaissance villas, luxury hotels, Italian style gardens or on a terrace with a sea view.

The Minister can perform, as a Public Magistrate, a Protestant ceremony with Civil validity according to the Italian Law, or can perform a religious blessing, and in this case, you will need a Civil marriage certificate.